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Category Manager

Blue Spark
South East England
Closing date
26 Feb 2019

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Marketing, Sales/Commercial
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

The Company

This growing food manufacturer are leading the way in their competitive sector, supplying innovative products to the major UK retailers. With a focus on product excellence and customer service, they are now looking for a Category Manager to join their thriving team.

The Role

In this high profile role you will work as part of the Category and Insight Team with a focus on driving growth across a number of product sectors. You will work closely with customers and the NPD Team to lead range reviews, identify key insights and category drivers that will improve category and commercial performance. You will provide an understanding of emerging trends as well as consumer and shopper research to identify strategic opportunities for your customers. In addition, you’ll develop merchandising plans and solutions which not only respond to customer and consumer needs but also help drive sales.

The Person

Suit a confident and charismatic Category Manager who has proven experience within an FMCG environment.  You’ll have the ability to analyse and interpret data with the understanding of how this can underpin category growth, support innovation and drive sales.  Experience of working with the major retailers, knowledge of Nielsen, Kantar and retailer loyalty card data is essential.

We’re looking for a team player who can influence cross-functionally and develop strong relationships with customers.  Agility, tenacity and the ability to think strategically in a fast paced, commercially led role are essential to success.

If you have the category and commercial acumen to make a positive impact with this progressive food business then apply now or call 0345 2600 737 to find out more.


Also, please note that we are only able to accept and respond to applications from candidates with eligibility to work in the UK and those who hold valid work visas.


Blue Spark is a boutique recruitment consultancy for the Food and Drinks industry, satisfying a growing appetite for intelligent and ethical recruitment.

Working entirely free of commission, we source high calibre candidates for some of the most exciting organisations in the field.

Our friendly and creative consultants seek the perfect match with every appointment – be it graduate or director level, permanent or interim.

Established by Food professionals in 2006, our vast experience and intuitive grasp of market trends has earned us the superb reputation we enjoy today.

With a particular commitment to openness and innovation, Blue Spark offers a truly comprehensive range of recruitment solutions across all sectors of the Food and Drinks industry.

These include:

• Search and Selection
• Advertised Search
• Executive Search
• Database Search
• Proactive Candidate Generation

So whether you're seeking that dream job in Food and Drink, or the perfect people for your growing business, Blue Spark can deliver.

Find Us
0345 2600 737
34/36 The Broadway
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3AL
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